sociopath

noun so·cio·path \ ˈsō-sē-ə-ˌpath , ˈsō-sh(ē-)ə- \
Updated on: 20 Mar 2018

Definition of sociopath

: a sociopathic individual : psychopath

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1914

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Definition of sociopath for English Language Learners

  • : someone who behaves in a dangerous or violent way towards other people and does not feel guilty about such behavior


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sociopath

noun so·cio·path \ ˈsō-sē-ə-ˌpath , ˈsō-sh(ē-)ə- \

medical Definition of sociopath

: a sociopathic individual : psychopath

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